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Fall 2017-2018
* SPA 209   na, npdf

Spanish Language and Culture through Cinema

Gorka Bilbao Terreros, Course Head
Nadia Cervantes Pérez

A course designed to improve speaking abilities while learning about Hispanic cultures and cinema in context. The course aims to provide the students with lexical and grammatical tools to allow them to engage in formal and informal discussion on a variety of topics informed by the films provided. Additionally, there will be several writing exercises throughout the semester that will help students improve their writing abilities. By the end of the course, students should have a better command of all linguistic skills, especially listening comprehension, fluency and accuracy in their speech.

Sample reading list:
Readings available on Blackboard

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will watch a film every week. These films will be available on Blackboard and on reserve in Firestone Library. After viewing the movie, students will be required to post a blog comment on Blackboard's discussion board, which will later be the subject of discussion in class. Additionally, there will be 10-15 pages of readings per week. During the semester, there will be one composition, five oral presentations and one final critical video review.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 55%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SPA 107 with instructor's permission or SPA 108. Also open to students who have completed their Spanish language requirement through the Department's placement test or a satisfactory AP/SAT score (AP5/SP SAT ST 760)..

Other information:
Offered both semesters.

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 1 (C01)
Freshmen Only 1 (C01A)
Freshmen Only 1 (C02)
Freshmen Only 1 (C02A)

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21631 C01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   215   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
22796 C01A 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Wallace Hall   004   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
21632 C02 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:6 Limit:12
22797 C02A 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:7 Limit:12